One of the most disgusting of the many disgusting stunts pulled by far right agitator Andrew Breitbart was his unconscionable smear of USDA official Shirley Sherrod. Breitbart used an edited video to falsely portray Sherrod as a “racist,” but the unedited video showed very clearly that this claim was false — Sherrod’s talk was actually about overcoming her own prejudices. In the real world, it was an inspiring, positive message; not “racist” at all. In fact, it was a repudiation of racism in all its forms.
And for that, Andrew Breitbart did everything he could to destroy her career.
So today, what do we find at the website of the Internet’s Dumbest Man, the ineffable Dim Jim Hoft?
Yes, it’s a demand from Hoft’s equally idiotic guest writer Andrew Marcus (the assembler of the laughable “Hating Breitbart” film) that Shirley Sherrod apologize to the public for her “racist comments.”
Thankfully, her bigoted comments are drawing a sharp reaction and condemnation from all corners. Gov. Bobby Jindal is leading the charge. This is encouraging because it appears to indicate that we may have reached a tipping point on the effective use of the race card in polite society.
If that’s the case, and I hope it is, then another step on the road to recovery from the Progressive race-card-game addiction, would be an apology from Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP.
Step 9: Make direct amends to such people wherever possible
If Democrat State Senator Karen Carter should apologize for her infamatory and bigoted comments, and she should, then Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP have some apologizing to do as well because she said the exact same thing and her audience applauded!
This type of bigotry must stop if we’re ever going to heal and unite as one nation.
Shirley Sherrod, the NAACP, and Karen Carter all owe the public an apology for their hateful comments.
Enough is Enough.
That’s some world-class concern trolling there. Recycling a years-old, long-debunked fake story based on a deceptively edited video — they must be running out of fresh fake outrages.
Anyway, here’s what provoked this silly post: Hoft and Marcus and the rest of the wingnut noise machine are shrieking about Louisiana Democratic Party chair Karen Carter, because she said:
“It isn’t about the administration, and members, it shouldn’t be about this administration at the state level nor should it be about the federal administration when it comes to Obamacare, but in fact it is. And why is that? Why is that? I have talked to so many members both in the House and the Senate, and you know what? You ready? You ready for what it comes down to? It is not about how many federal dollars we can receive, it is not about that. You ready? It is about race. I know nobody wants to talk about that. It is about the race of this African-American President …”
The latest right wing technique for handling accusations of racism is just to scream scream scream as loud as possible, and act offended and outraged that anyone would DARE suggest such a thing.
But Ms. Carter is absolutely correct, and every single day Republicans and right wingers provide further evidence to support her claim. For thousands of examples, see: LGF Tag: Racism.
And just keep scrolling to the bottom. It’s an endless list.